A parallel digital processor system for particle image velocimetry

C. D. Meinhart, A. K. Prasad, R. J. Adrian

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A high-speed, high-resolution, digital computer-based interrogation system for particle image velocimetry (PIV) has been developed. It utilizes advanced parallel array processing technology to achieve computational speeds comparable to those of current supercomputers, and high-resolution image acquisition equipment to achieve the data input rates necessary for high-speed analysis of PIV images. Advanced cross correlation techniques are incorporated into the algorithm, which take advantage of the high-speed capabilities and improve the quality of the measurements. The architecture, algorithms, and performance characteristics of the system are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number013
Pages (from-to)619-626
Number of pages8
JournalMeasurement Science and Technology
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Applied Mathematics


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